How I Met Your Mother
Talk about costume drama! Katie Holmes will guest star in the October 31 episode of How I Met Your Mother as the infamous Slutty Pumpkin. Fans will remember that at a rooftop Halloween bash in Season 1, Ted (Josh Radnor) met a girl in a jack-o'-lantern getup with "strategically placed holes." They had major chemistry, but he lost her number. Always the romantic, Ted returned to...
Wouldn't the world be so much better if we all sang our arguments? God knows, TV would be better if we had more Megan Mullally on it.
Big Brother 13 contestant Cassi Colvin — a real-life model and Olivia Wilde lookalike — makes her acting debut on The Bold and the Beautiful October 20 in a role that won't require heavy lifting. She plays a model, conveniently named Cassi, who's working with up-and-coming designer Hope Logan (Kim Matula) on the new "Hope for the Future" fashion line.
There's no comedy series quite like Community, and as is often the case with such an uncompromised original, being this defiantly different comes with a price. And sadly, that price tends to be the sort of cellar-dwelling ratings that would get most shows canceled, if on any other network. Thankfully, NBC can ill afford these days to turn away any show that gets this kind of cult and media buzz, although everyone wishes it were doing better or were programmed in a time period (the old 30 Rock slot currently being wasted on Whitney, maybe?) that might increase its exposure.
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
It wouldn't be Dancing With The Stars without injuries — and in the last 24 hours, there have been two doozies, both involving the professional dancers. On Tuesday night, despite the fact that he had just dislocated his shoulder, Derek Hough powered through the pain to perform a reunion dance with his movie star sister, former pro Julianne Hough.
Say it ain't so, George. T.R. Knight, once upon a time the beatific BFF of all the Grey's Anatomy gals, is this week's guest rapist on Law & Order: SVU? He can't believe it either, and in this week's episode (NBC, 10/9c), which provides new cast members Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino with their best showcase yet, Knight is thoroughly convincing as a family man who never stops protesting his innocence, though the evidence is damning. Told that DNA doesn't lie, he sputters, "Neither do I!" as he literally sweats out this ordeal. But never forget this is SVU, known for the outlandish twist, so when the DA declares, "You have got to be kidding me!" at a critical juncture, you wonder if she's ever watched this show. Bravo to Knight for his bravura work here. He has been missed.